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Wolseley Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There was an 11th century moated manor house, on a different site, that was replaced by the 17th century house.

    House & Family History: The Wolseley Estate was granted to the Wolseley family by a medieval king as a reward for killing all the wolves that were ruining the king's hunting by preying on deer in Staffordshire.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Wolseley Hall Estate remained derelict until the 1980s, when Sir Charles Wolseley began a restoration of the landscape garden. In 1990 the Victorian Stableblock was converted into a visitor center, operated by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

  • Architect: James Trubshaw, Jr.

    Date: 1821
    Designed: Rebuilt House in Tudor Gothic style for Sir Charles Wolseley, Bt.

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. IV, 1821.

    Country Life: XXVII, 234, 1910.

  • Title: England's Lost Houses From the Archives of Country Life
    Author: Worsley, Giles
    Year Published: 2002
    Reference: pg. 189
    Publisher: London: Aurum Press
    ISBN: 1854108204
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "The Aristocracy" (1997 - BBC TV documentary mini series).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Charles Wolseley, 8th Bt., 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No